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in the local economy by my parts. every person who works on my product is going to raise the price of my product. every hand that touches the unit that i sell, a certain percentage of the company buys this products. every time i go to a vendor to get a part, my costs will increase. my competitor build a similar part for almost a third of what i build a mine. you will take away the factory workers who manufacture my parts. this is all usa jobs. lower the price of gas. back to two bucks a gallon and you won't have to worry about the minimum wage. host: how would an economist pre-minimum wage respond to that caller? guest: you are raising the cost of that worker to that business. that worker will have more money to spend. you can make more profits. you can pass the cost to people who are buying your goods by raising prices. raising the minimum wage has an effect on the economy. the question -- if there is a chance it would raise unemployment or perhaps put a business in the red. host: michelle, tacoma, washington. caller: i just realized our state is one of the higher states with minimum w
to the economy, but people start hearing, layoffs will, uh, people will see less money in their medicare payments to doctors. as these real-world costs hit, it will be interesting, and likely what drives the eventual deal will be with the political pressure lands on. host: can you walk us through the next six or seven days? as you indicated, the president traveling to norfolk, virginia, an area have the with pentagon contracts and military construction and the navy shipyards. what are you looking for? guest: the most interesting things will be the votes in the house and senate. if democrats are able to win over a number of republicans to get a compromise through, that would really upset the equation. it would be very much unexpected. that is maybe our one chance to avert the sequester. more likely, it will be a vote were democrats -- where democrats put forward a plan but fails. then you'll see a lot of finger- pointing from both sides, with republican saying, democrats could not pass of planned. the democrats will say, republicans are the ones who blocked our compromise to be in the senate. -- p
in second? caller: that would be clinton with the economy. he picked up the economy and we had a surplus. host: who wood your parents have said? caller: probably fdr, because he helped everybody, like social security and when there was no work, he helped people find work, came up with programs to help them get work. i'm not sure what it was called because i was not keeping up with it back then. all these programs became up with to help the working man. host: you remember your parents talking about this? caller: i do. host: how did they view government back then? caller: before he helped them, they probably gave it a 0 rating. host: francis, tennessee, republican caller. george washington? caller: correct. because he started the country, made the constitution were initially. before that, and he was the first in war, the first increase. he was a good and virtuous man and set an example for the rest of the president's to follow. host: what example is that? caller: he served two terms and stepped down. he advocated for a long time, people staying out of foreign entanglements. host: who would
in congress on the economy. 42% to 48% on health care, with 45% trust and the president on gun policy more of 43% trust republicans with gun policy. on the issue of the environment, 55% trust president obama more. foreign policy, it is 51% to 37%. theresa, nevada. caller: regarding president obama using executive orders to go around the republicans in the house, i am all for it. i am aware that this is a two- party democracy and we need republicans to be reasonable working party, but they have not been. the president has no choice but to go around them. john boehner has walked away. i am frustrated and the country is frustrated, other democrats are frustrated and scared. i am scared of the things they're willing to do to our country. he is doing what he has to do. i am all for his proposals, all for clean energy and comprehensive immigration, i am for gun legislation. i am for all of them. i am center-left, that is progressive. i think the country is definitely going progressive. i do not understand where the republicans want to obstruct and go with their small mindedness and small governm
coming there. almost no matter what happens to the economy. also, construction will be huge as it recounts from the problems that have had. -- rebound from the problems it has had. also, sales jobs are coming. it looks brighter than it seems right now. host: if you would like to join the conversation with the business editor of the christian science monitor, here are the numbers. the christian science monitor shows the fastest-growing occupations, the 20 that are projected to be the fastest growth this decade. like seeing things personal-care 8, home health aide, biomedical engineers, and other careers in the medical industry. what is the difference in terms of pay? how much or how little do they pay? guest: if you look at that chart, you can see pretty visibly that there's quite a dichotomy between high paid jobs and those that are fast- growing, and then a lot of low- paid jobs. it is the metal that is getting squeezed. -- it is in the middle that is getting squeezed. for example, the fastest-growing job is the personal care aid. you're making under $20,000 per year if you
is that a lot of us feel the economy is coming back. with these cuts potentially hitting it could impact our budgets. more importantly it would impact the people in our state. it also impacts businesses, making them less likely -- i think all of us are -- i think all of us would like to get past this. host: did you get that sense? guest: i do not want to characterize it as pessimistic or optimistic. i think he is very focused on getting this passed. one of the biggest challenges has to do with what is the impact of not just on budget and what is the impact on the economy? there are a lot of businesses that are sitting on a lot of cash. the more certain -- the more certain they are the more likely it is they will invest and put people to work. a lot of the conversation with the president was to assert his determination to see a stronger middle-class. that is a big part of the focus. guest: taking a look at the meeting that is coming up, issues that are concerning the state. if you want to ask him a question, here is how you can do so -- we set aside a special line for those in delaware. you m
like to see attention on the economy. we are failing hugely there. host: allison, west virginia, brian is on the line. caller: i think it is time people take responsibility. the gun is harmless while it sits in your cabinet. when you push people, you get an unstable amount of people out here. they need to be held accountable. it is not the gun's problem. that is our second amendment right. it should not be up to any body in politics to take away something that was given to us. host: what are your thoughts on the votes on the specific measures? caller: take care of the criminals. investigate these people that are unstable. why should the politicians vote -- let us vote in. let us vote on it and see where its lace. host: that is just one of the ways to contribute to the conversation. also from the lead story in, "the chicago tribune." and ex aldermen in chicago committed tax fraud -- "the washington post," has a story on its front page. saying -- new jersey, democrats line, talking about president's gun proposal and if they deserve a vote in congress. caller: absolutely they deserve it.
remarks that the central bank's efforts putting tens of billions of dollars into the economy every month should not end anytime soon." right next to that on the front page, "china has hacked most of washington." "this is the usual answer, a list of those hacked in recent years include law firms, human rights groups, contractors, and national offices, federal agencies. the information copper mines by such in truth and would be enough -- the information compromised by such intrusions -- the only question is whether the chinese have the analytical resources to sort through the massive troves of data they steal every day. the dark secret is that there is no such thing as a secure network." law firms, think tanks, newspapers, if there is something of interest, you should assume you've been penetrated." by the way, this week and on the communicators program, which airs saturdays at 6:30 p.m., michael daniel, the president of cybersecurity coordinators. he will be the guest on "the communicators" on c-span. a couple more articles i want to show you. this right here, the photo of senator rubio m
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